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Old 02-08-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
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Tuff security drawer

Anyone install one of these and deal with the heated seat wires and bracket? They seem to be in the way.

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Old 02-08-2014, 09:50 AM   #2
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You take the bracket out it is in the instructions

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What I don't like about this drawer (at least this is what I was told), is that it won't stay closed unless it's locked. Is this really true?
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What I don't like about this drawer (at least this is what I was told), is that it won't stay closed unless it's locked. Is this really true?
It could come sliding open if it's not locked...could be very dangerous to drive with it unlocked.
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If you didn't get the combo lock that is true you have to lock it. with the combination lock you can turn it so it latches but you don't have to lock it.
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If you didn't get the combo lock that is true you have to lock it. with the combination lock you can turn it so it latches but you don't have to lock it.
I didn't realize they have one with a combo lock....and you can latch it w/o locking it....great to know!! Thanks!
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I didn't realize they have one with a combo lock....and you can latch it w/o locking it....great to know!! Thanks!
You have to buy the lock on its own they do not sell the drawer with it already installed. Its not hard to swap out but it would have been nice for them to just sell it as an installed option.
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Thanks for posting the combo info. Tats much better than worrying about a key.
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There are tons on threads on the Tuffy security drawers....as mentioned above...remove the bracket as instructed.

I put mine under the passenger seat...and the wife would sometimes complain about the drawer hitting her ankles when it wasn't locked. I ordered the combo lock weeks ago, and it has been sitting in the backseat of my Jeep for almost two weeks....but I'll get it installed soon. And yes, just from setting up the combo, it appears you can turn the lock and shut it (while keeping it closed) without locking it.

Also looking forward to having one less key.
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I like my T-drawer except the rear where it's not bolted down rattles on big bumps and rough trails.
Going to get the combo-lock. One less key on my ring.
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It might have to wait until summer.
Went to install the combo lock today. It looks like I will need to remove the lockbox or figure out how to remove the drawer. Kinda hard to get the the nut on the lock when it is installed...and it is too cold outside for me to be farting around with it. I'm not even sure what wrench will fit in the slot....uggg....
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I have both the driver and passenger drawers keyed the same and love them both. The driver side I keep locked all the time, but I usually keep the passenger side unlocked with a bunge cord across the front to keep it from opening and never had a problem with it opening up yet it is easy to get into.

I don't know what the combo lock looks like, but it can be difficult to see the face of the drawer so make sure it is easy to operate.

I have power seats but not heated, and had to move the bracket.
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Panther, trust me the drawer will come out. Feel for some tabs on the rails, the box wasn't built around it. Tabs, find 'em, or pull The drawer almost all the way out and then lift up. Hopefully brake and skinny won't get in the way. It comes out, it does.. Happy Happy Happy.
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Panther, trust me the drawer will come out. Feel for some tabs on the rails, the box wasn't built around it. Tabs, find 'em, or pull The drawer almost all the way out and then lift up. Hopefully brake and skinny won't get in the way. It comes out, it does.. Happy Happy Happy.
OK...I saw some tabs...but the weather around here has been brutal...and I got tired of behind freezing in the wind. I might get up to 34 this weekend...HEATWAVE! (First time over 32 degrees in about 12 days) I'll give it another look.
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If it's like the Bestop lock box - you just remove this bracket (two T30 torx) then use some zip ties to hold the harness up out of the way

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I have power seats but not heated, and had to move the bracket.
Power seats?
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Power seats?
Lol. I didn't even catch that until you quoted it.
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I wanted a box until I found these. That Tuffy under seat box is $88.00. I have 3 of these in my jeep, I had them all keyed the same.
This is just another option all 3 of them were $66.00
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OK...I saw some tabs...but the weather around here has been brutal...and I got tired of behind freezing in the wind. I might get up to 34 this weekend...HEATWAVE! (First time over 32 degrees in about 12 days) I'll give it another look.
On the passenger seat drawer, you'll want to pull the drawer out as far as it can go, then look for the aforementioned tabs on each slide. On the slide closest to the door, push the tab up, and down on the other slide tab. This will allow the slides to detach and you can remove the drawer to install that lock!
When you reinstall it, be very sure you have the inner and outer slides lined up correctly, otherwise you're going to destroy the bearing races and have to replace the slides.
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On the passenger seat drawer, you'll want to pull the drawer out as far as it can go, then look for the aforementioned tabs on each slide. On the slide closest to the door, push the tab up, and down on the other slide tab. This will allow the slides to detach and you can remove the drawer to install that lock!
When you reinstall it, be very sure you have the inner and outer slides lined up correctly, otherwise you're going to destroy the bearing races and have to replace the slides.
Thanks for the info!
I'll give it a try when it warms up.
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Finally got it installed.

Thanks!

I had slapped a coat of plasti-dip on the inside of my underseat box, so I had plasti-dipped over the instructions on how to remove the drawer.

One less key for me!
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The combi-lock that Tuffy uses is mediocre at best....we used the same lock in some of our products for a short time. The digits are too small and the lock does not always actuate like it should.
If you don't feel like paying Tuffy $19.00 for it....we were buying them direct on Amazon for $11.00 delivered (Amazon Prime).
Personally....I would stick with the key over this.

This is the lock that we moved to...a little more expensive but offers dual access with a key as well, the digits are much bigger and the function is flawless. These are easily the best value in Combi Cam-Locks out there



Like any Cam-lock, it is pretty easily adaptable to other cam-style locks....the down side is that the security they offer is kind of a "feel good" thing. At least you feel good that you locked something up.

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I wanted a box until I found these. That Tuffy under seat box is $88.00. I have 3 of these in my jeep, I had them all keyed the same.
This is just another option all 3 of them were $66.00
I have had very good luck with these biometric lock boxes....access is pretty flawless. The only complaint that I have is that it "announces" your access with some beeping. I have not tested them in the vehicle for extreme temps yet.

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The combi-lock that Tuffy uses is mediocre at best....we used the same lock in some of our products for a short time. The digits are too small and the lock does not always actuate like it should.
If you don't feel like paying Tuffy $19.00 for it....we were buying them direct on Amazon for $11.00 delivered (Amazon Prime).
Personally....I would stick with the key over this.

This is the lock that we moved to...a little more expensive but offers dual access with a key as well, the digits are much bigger and the function is flawless. These are easily the best value in Combi Cam-Locks out there



Like any Cam-lock, it is pretty easily adaptable to other cam-style locks....the down side is that the security they offer is kind of a "feel good" thing. At least you feel good that you locked something up.

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Well, kinda late now...the combination lock is finally installed.

I got it so that I would have one less key to carry, and so that I could secure it shut without locking it. My wife got tired of getting hit in the ankles under hard braking. But I wish I would have known about the $11.00 Prime versions.
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i am resurrecting this thread. are the bestop underseat lock boxes capable of swapping out the locking mechanism? i want the drawer to stay closed while unlocked and would prefer to not add an extra key.
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Someone can cut those cable lock boxes with a set of bolt cutters in about 0.5 seconds.

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